whats the best way to join a club that is right for me?

I'm new to tri training on my own all the time gets boring and it's hard to get advice and help

14 messages
26/09/2013 at 10:21
Can anyone help me to find and get involved with a club in east Lancashire (ribble valley/Preston area)?
cougie    pirate
26/09/2013 at 11:00
http://www.triathlonengland.org/north-west/take-part/clubs/find-a-club

Any use ?

If its just advice - you can ask here.
26/09/2013 at 11:08
I'm after joining a club. I emailed a couple but never got a reply so I just left it. I don't know how it all works. So was hoping some members could show me the ropes so to speak. I want to turn training in to more of a social thing, chance to meet new people. Without going to the pub ever weekend.
26/09/2013 at 11:19
kiwi1200 wrote (see)
I'm after joining a club. I emailed a couple but never got a reply so I just left it. I don't know how it all works. So was hoping some members could show me the ropes so to speak. I want to turn training in to more of a social thing, chance to meet new people. Without going to the pub ever weekend.

I would suggest you take all the advice given on this forum but we tend to be boozers with a triathlon problem...... 

26/09/2013 at 11:28

are you sure its a triathlon problem and not a lycra fetish?

bburn plO.dder    pirate
26/09/2013 at 11:28

Tri Preston, Tri Team Wigan or Craven Energy Tri Club (Skipton based).

Have you contacted any of these? I'm not a member, as I do my own thing, but I've had dealings with Tri team Wigan and Craven Energy relating to Junior stuff for my kids, and they've been very good.

Also check out stuff run by The Endurance Store.

Hope that helps

Wabby    pirate
26/09/2013 at 11:50

most clubs put their training days on their website which are usually open to anyone - you just turn up, introduce yourself to someone and join in. You have to be careful you don't turn up on a serious session if you are new to triathlon though as it can be fast. My (running) club do 3 sessions a week. Efforts, club run (for more experienced runners - tempo), and beginners, but there are offshoots on other days!

We are lucky as we have a bar to go to at the end

seren nos yn canu    pirate
26/09/2013 at 11:57

I would just go to a club for a few sessions and see if you like it..

 

seren nos yn canu    pirate
26/09/2013 at 11:58

and instead of email look on facebook to see if they have a facebook page........most do now and you will get more of an idea about the club and most likely to get an answer to your question that an email.

26/09/2013 at 17:48

Not go to the pub ? Nope don't get that at all...

depending where you are in the Ribble valley there's IronHolgs at COLT (City of Lancaster Triathlon) 

26/09/2013 at 21:14
My drinking is nearly as bad a my swimming. Im epileptic so drinking isn't I something I do a lot of. I will try Facebook see what I can find on there. After the amount of replys I have got on here I might just stick to this. You have all been a great help.
Darkness    pirate
28/09/2013 at 12:03

I am a member of Craven Energy and it is a really good club, but not that close to Preston. Happy to answer questions.

Blue Steel    pirate
29/09/2013 at 13:20

hi kiwi, I'm in a similar situation, not sure who to join! Thinking of Preston as I live in Southport. 

29/09/2013 at 18:29
Blue steel. What I have done is go on the link cougie has put on, found the closest clubs and had a look on Facebook. I live in Clitheroe in between Preston and Skipton but found there is a club in Clitheroe but I seems a new one so im going to go down and find out a bit more. I did born survivor last week and a 10k in Preston this week and am waiting on ribble to build my bike so not been really focusing tri. Its time to learn a bit more so I can work on it over winter I think. Hope I have helped and not just gone on. Let me know how you get on.

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